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NPQs

The BTSA is proud to be working with Best Practice Network/Outstanding Leaders Partnership to deliver the National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) to colleagues across the Essex area.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE AUTUMN 2022 INTAKE OF NPQs ARE NOW OPEN AND THE DfE HAVE CONFIRMED THAT FULL FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL STATE-MAINTAINED SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES

The frameworks for the NPQs draw from the very latest evidence and research into pedagogy, behaviour, curriculum and more to offer teachers and leaders clear development opportunities.

The reformed qualifications aim to:

  • help teachers hone and develop the skills they already have, helping them to become more effective leaders inside and outside the classroom and improving overall teaching quality
  • retain high-calibre teachers by offering clearer development opportunities and career progression

The 6 NPQs available are:

Specialist NPQs
For teachers and leaders who want to develop their expertise in specialist areas of teaching practice:

NPQ for Leading Teaching (NPQLT)
NPQ for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)
NPQ for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)

Leadership NPQs
DfE accredited National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) for school leadership:

NPQ for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
NPQ for Headship (NPQH)
Early Headship Coaching Offer (EHCO)
NPQ for Executive Leadership (NPQEL)

Applying for an NPQ programme

The application window for Autumn 2022 NPQs is now open on the Outstanding Leaders Partnership/Best Practice Network website with the deadline expected to be on Friday 22nd July 2022.

Full details for each of the NPQs, including the registration form and information on funding, can be found at: www.bestpracticenet.co.uk/npq or www.outstandingleaders.org/npq

Once registered with BPN/OLP, their website will direct applicants to also register for their NPQ on the DfE's new NPQ applicant portal. This secondary registration will ensure participants access funding and are certified for their completion of the programme.

The DfE has also introduced additional payments to small schools to enable them to support their teachers and leaders to undertake NPQs. This 'Targeted Support Funding' will give a grant payment of £200 per participant to settings with 1-600 pupils, for every teacher or leader employed that participates in an NPQ. Organisations that are eligible for NPQ funding will also be eligible for targeted support funding.

The team at Best Practice Network can be contacted through the live-chat function of their website or you can send enquiries to: npq@bestpracticenet.co.uk 

When applying please ensure you select BTSA from the drop down list when prompted. This will help ensure you access our local delivery.

For full details of the suite of NPQs available, please view: BPN-OLP NPQ brochure or select individual NPQs for details:

NPQ for Leading Teaching - NPQLT

NPQ for Leading Teacher Development - NPQLTDNP

NPQ for Leading Behaviour and Culture - NPQLBC

NPQ for Senior Leadership - NPQSL

NPQ for Headship - NPQH

NPQ for Executive Leadership - NPQEL

Early Headship Coaching Offer

Should you require further details regarding NPQ delivery within our area or support to complete your NPQ application, please email Denise Mair, BTSA Manager denise.btsa@kingston.essex.sch.uk and she will be very happy to assist.